In an interview with Fox411, the former Growing Pains star explained, "I think eventually if people are thoughtful you start asking grown-up questions like, 'How did the world get started? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Why are we here?' And I guess when I, as a child, I just sort of had blind faith in the fairy tale that the way we got here was from goo to the zoo to you. I finally said, 'That doesn't sound right,' and someone took me to church and kind of opened my eyes to what I believe is the truth about who we are and why we're here, and so when I was about 18 years old I wanted to start living my life in a way that said thank you to the way God made me."
Now that he's moved into the role of producer and star of Christian-themed films, he's proud to be called a Christian actor.
"I love God — I'm a Christian, but the films that I make... are really about themes that I think resonate in people's hearts; at least they do in my own family," he said. "So I'm always going to make movies that I believe in, that I can give 100 percent to, that I think are going to be offering people something good."
Hollywood has not shared his enthusiasm for Christianity and beliefs on gay marriage. He often finds himself a target of negative press when he expresses his controversial opinions, but Cameron feels like he has a purpose in the public eye.
The Mercy Rule star revealed, "I think that when anyone is in the spotlight... you're always going to be held to a higher standard — and we should be held to a higher standard because we're influencing more people than others might be. With the privilege of a platform comes great responsibility... [We've] got to be careful with what we say and how we say it, and everything should be seasoned with grace — and while I certainly don't do that perfectly, I strive to do it increasingly."
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